Memoirs of the Life, Adventures, and Military Exploits of Israel Putnam (1839)
Memoirs of the Life, Adventures, and Military Exploits of Israel Putnam (1839)

Memoirs of the Life, Adventures, and Military Exploits of Israel Putnam (1839)

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Memoirs of the Life, Adventures, and Military Exploits of Israel Putnam, Senior Major-General in the Revolutionary Army of the United States, and next in Rank to General Washington. Ithaca, [NY]: Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff, 1839. [9280]

Leather spine with plain blue paper over card, joints cracked with the front fragile, backstrip chipped top & bottom, 6 x 3 3/4 inches. 119 pp., text block tight, light foxing. Good. Hardcover.

Israel Putnam (1718-1790), b. Danvers, Massachusetts Bay Province; d. Brooklyn, Connecticut. An officer with Roger's Rangers during the French & Indian War, Putnam earned accolades and distinction for his bravery during the Battle of Bunker Hill. He had become prominent as a member of the Sons of Liberty and was a leader of the opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765. He was second brigadier of the Connecticut forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Putnam suffered a stroke in 1779, which ended his military career.